Guided tour

Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

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Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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Explore the iconic landmarks of Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Florence Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets on a 2-hour private or shared guided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, Italian, German, English, Russian, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo
  • Admire the famous fresco by Zuccari and Vasari
  • Hear the stories behind the museum's masterpieces
  • Discover the great works that once adorned Florence
Full description

Climb 463 steps to the highest point of the Florence Duomo cupola to admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari’s fresco of The Last Judgement – perhaps the most famous fresco in Florence.

From the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, learn about this architectural accomplishment of the Renaissance period and take in the city of Florence spread out below. Inside of the Florence Cathedral is the Opera del Duomo Museum, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the Duomo’s most precious artworks. Enter with skip-the-line tickets and delve into history with the help of a professional guide. Headsets are included for larger groups. Visit the Sculpture Gallery and Salone del Paradiso (Hall of Paradise), a replica of the old Florence Cathedral and the masterpieces that once adorned the façade. See Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise and imagine these bronze doors in their original home on the Florence Baptistery. Stand in awe in front of Michelangelo’s The Deposition and learn the history behind the Cantorias (Singing Gallery) of Luca della Robbia, Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene, the Galleria del Campanile, and the Galleria della Cupola.

Includes
  • Headsets
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On days with bad weather, access to the dome may be denied for safety reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 429 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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The tour itself was good. The ascent is strenuous, but worth it. It is to be criticized that I had booked this tour in German and only found out on site that this was only possible in English. I would have liked to have been informed about this beforehand. It was disappointing that this tour was probably not also an actual visit to the cathedral.

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August 14, 2022

Charming and interesting speaker who explains the history of the religious complex in Florence and gives us a tour of the new museum where the originals of the doors of the baptistery are presented. Then visit the dome, the baptistery and the bell tower. Lots of steps but extraordinary views of the dome and then of the city. Unfortunately too little time at the museum and on the site to detail these masterpieces.

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August 7, 2022

We really enjoyed our guide. The group was also very nice. It was a very nice visit that we enjoyed thanks to the guide. It includes all the essentials of the Duomo square. Note all the same that the climb to the dome is tough (all the more so with the heat) so bring plenty of water (a lot) and don't drag too much on the stairs (which are narrow, numerous and steep at times) because the rolling is timed between uphill and downhill so a guard asks to get off at a certain time, cutting down on time to wander around with the beautiful view.

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July 31, 2022

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